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He said his government would initially prioritise a fast rail link between Sydney and Newcastle, before upgrading it to an even quicker service that would cut travel times to just 45 minutes.
Australian aviation’s domestic ‘golden triangle’ between the capitals of NSW, Victoria and Queensland is regarded as one of the most lucrative globally.
Qantas’ service between Sydney and Melbourne alone is thought to be the world’s second-highest revenue generator, bringing in more than $1 billion annually pre-COVID.
“If I’m elected prime minister, I want ours to be the first government that actually gets work underway on high-speed rail,” Albanese said.
“My vision is for high-speed rail that runs from Brisbane to Melbourne. Under a Labor government I lead, the High-Speed Rail Authority will make the corridor from Newcastle to Sydney, which includes stops at the Central Coast, its first priority.
“We’ll start with a fast-rail corridor but we’ll plan and build for the move to high-speed rail.
This article first appeared on australianaviation.com.au
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